But how do parents get their kids to eat healthy? Is it the parents’ job or is it the responsibility of our society as a whole?
An extract from Dara-Lynn Weiss’s book The Heavy: A Mother’s Battle Against Her Seven-Year-Old Daughter’s Obesity, published on Stuff.co.nz recently caused some serious debate on Weiss’ approach to putting her daughter on a strict Weight Watchers-style diet.
What’s your advice for getting your children to make healthy food choices? Do you get tough or should we just let kids be kids? Is it the cost of food that’s making our obesity stats worse?
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